• House GOP Immigration Compromise Teeters Ahead of Votes
House GOP Immigration Compromise Teeters Ahead of Votes

I don't want children taken away from parents. "They've got to go find the parents and reunite the kids with the parents", said one former Obama and George W. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to verify the relationship between children and adults who illegally cross the border.

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  • The 46 most staggering lines from Donald Trump's Minnesota speech
The 46 most staggering lines from Donald Trump's Minnesota speech

President Donald Trump is accusing the media of not giving him enough credit for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he kicks off a rally in Duluth, Minnesota. While economists wince and farmers brace for blowback, the crowd cheered when tariffs were mentioned on Wednesday. Trump has been interrupted several times by protesters ...

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  • Koko, the extraordinary gorilla who mastered sign language, dies at 46
Koko, the extraordinary gorilla who mastered sign language, dies at 46

Koko was among a handful of primates who could communicate using sign language; others included Washoe, a female chimpanzee in Washington state, and Chantek, a male orangutan in Atlanta. " Koko and Robin's encounter is a supreme example of how humans and gorillas can overcome interspecies boundaries and express the highest form of empathy - e...

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  • Koko the gorilla, who mastered sign language, dies at 46
Koko the gorilla, who mastered sign language, dies at 46

Koko , the gorilla who learned more than 1,000 signs, played with Robin Williams , and was the subject of a Barbet Schroeder documentary, died on Tuesday, the Gorilla Foundation announced. The pair inspired a book called Koko's Kitten . " All Ball " was the name of the first of several kittens Koko raised into cat-hood. "She was beloved...

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  • House Immigration Bill Could Stall, Blames Democrats
House Immigration Bill Could Stall, Blames Democrats

But he also said "zero tolerance" on illegal immigration continues, and children will be held with their parents while the adults are prosecuted. Immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, a former Job Corps site that now houses them, on June 20, 2018, in Homestead, Florida.

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  • North Korea Discards Souvenirs Attacking US After Summit With Trump
North Korea Discards Souvenirs Attacking US After Summit With Trump

And when she saw President Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore just last week, she immediately distrusted the North Korean dictator. Yesterday, North Korean state media reported that Kim had also promised to cooperate with Chinese officials to secure "true peace" in the process of "opening a new future" on the Korean peninsula ...

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  • Israel targets Hamas positions after Gaza shelling
Israel targets Hamas positions after Gaza shelling

Israel has a responsibility to "exercise maximum restraint" and protect civilians in line with worldwide humanitarian law, the United Nations chief wrote. "I unequivocally condemn the steps by all parties that have brought us to this risky and fragile situation", the secretary-general said. A Palestinian was killed by Israeli occupation forces' f...

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  • A child's anguish meets America's indifference on new TIME cover
A child's anguish meets America's indifference on new TIME cover

Getty Images photographer John Moore's photograph of the 2-year-old Honduran girl went viral this week amid worldwide outrage over the Trump administration's family separation policy. President Trump's Executive Order issued on Wednesday is meant to act as a temporary solution to the issue of child separation, allowing families to remain together w...

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  • Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Ending Family Separations At Border
Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Ending Family Separations At Border

The average stay in custody for an unaccompanied minor is 57 days. The order says the Department of Homeland Security - and not the Justice and Health and Human Services Departments, as under previous policy - would have continuing responsibility for the families.

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  • Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust
Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Netanyahu has basked in months of political success, including the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and its move of the U.S. Netanyahu, a high-profile presence at her husband's side throughout his lengthy time at the helm, has denied any wrongdoing. The indictment said she acted to "fraudulently obtain state funding ...

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  • Trump reverses course, signs order to keep families together
Trump reverses course, signs order to keep families together

The lawsuit - believed to be the first to challenge the administration's policy to criminally prosecute all adults suspected of illegally crossing the U.S-Mexico border - adds to the legal woes facing the Trump administration over its immigration policies.

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  • Tomorrow to be year's longest day
Tomorrow to be year's longest day

The Philippines on Thursday will experience its shortest night and longest daytime during the summer solstice , state weather bureau PAGASA said . The summer solstice on this day will occur on the northern hemisphere, while the situation will be reversed in the southern hemisphere where the winter solstice will occur on the same day.

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  • Turkey says forces patrolling Manbij, will enter town 'step by step'
Turkey says forces patrolling Manbij, will enter town 'step by step'

The US and Turkey began "coordinated independent patrol activities... along the demarcation line north of Manbij" on Monday, the US military announced. A day after the Manbij roadmap was endorsed , the YPG said its military advisers would leave Syria's Manbij, saying its fighters had already withdrawn from the area in November 2016.

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  • Former Israeli minister 'spied for Iran'
Former Israeli minister 'spied for Iran'

Segev lived in Nigeria for the past seven years before arriving in Equatorial Guinea in May. He was extradited from Equatorial Guinea and arrested upon arrival in Israel last month. A statement from Segev's lawyers said most details of the charges were under a state-imposed blackout and the little which had been released gave a misleading impress...

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  • Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families
Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families

Since early May, more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. -Mexico border illegally, as part of the administration's new immigration strategy, which prompted widespread outcry. Neither Democrat Barack Obama nor Republican George W. Bush pursued a policy of separating children from their parent...

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  • Trump Says He'll End Family Separation Policy He Claimed He Couldn't Change
Trump Says He'll End Family Separation Policy He Claimed He Couldn't Change

Melania Trump has had several private conversations with her husband, pushing him to do all he can to keep families at the border intact, whether via a legislative route, or acting alone to stop the process, the official said . But placing children in those facilities would run afoul of the 1997 "Flores Settlement" agreement that limits the gov...

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  • New Zealand Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child
New Zealand Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child

The 37-year-old and her partner, television presenter Clarke Gayford, have not yet revealed the sex of the baby, which was due on Sunday. The Prime Minister doesn't expect to be treated any differently to any other mum at the hospital. Last Monday, Ms Ardern was advised not to fly any more and since then had been working from home in Auckland, ra...

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  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to ooze lava
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to ooze lava

This comes as thick vog , or volcanic smog, continues to surround the southern area of the island, and is expected to move into Kona through the weekend. A lava fountain is pulsing to heights of 185 to 200 feet. Gov. David Ige said Trump approved the request for individual assistance on Thursday. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists say w...

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  • The wreck of the ship in Indonesia: 128 people still missing
The wreck of the ship in Indonesia: 128 people still missing

Authorities have deployed rescue vessels and the search is ongoing, but bad weather is hindering the operation. "It might take time to find victims who drowned", he said, adding that some bodies may be trapped inside the sunken vessel. EDT)". Ferries are a major means of transport in the Indonesian archipelago, that comprises more than 17,000 i...

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  • Parting children from parents at US border 'unconscionable': UN rights chief
Parting children from parents at US border 'unconscionable': UN rights chief

The Seattle Times reports that about 300 people attended an Interfaith Service and Vigil organized by the Church Council of Greater Seattle. "They tried that in the 60s and 70s nobody here remembers it but I do", Sessions said. Though it's rare, complaints like these against a member of the UMC can lead to expulsion from the church. Sessions was...

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